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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Teeth Grinding Treatment

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It is important to us that your questions about oral health care are answered completely. On this page we've provided answers to some of the questions we hear most frequently. If you have a question that's not listed here, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Teeth Grinding Treatment

oBruxism (teeth grinding) is a common problem that affects a lot of people. You may not be aware that you grind and clench. Symptoms would be if you regularly wake up with pain in your neck, head, jaw, shoulders and upper back, the following may indicate that you are grinding at night.

How a night guard can help teeth grinding in Woodinville

The doctors at Woodin Creek Dental can custom make a night guard for you that can reduce or eliminate the painful symptoms of teeth grinding that can ruin your life. Now, a night guard may not necessarily prevent your teeth from wanting to grind at night, but at least they will protect your teeth and jaw to a degree that no lasting damage is done. Grinding is often caused by a bite that is off (malocclusion) or stress, or both.

Woodin Creek Dental can help you stop teeth grinding 

Dr. Goel and Dr. Chiang will do a thorough exam of your mouth to ascertain the possible cause. A night guard has helped many patients, and may be the ideal solution for you too. Call us today at 425-947-2727 to schedule an appointment!

Occlusal splints, or Night Guards, are used to treat a wide range of dental problems. One of the most common uses for occlusal splints at Woodin Creek Dental is to treat the problem of teeth grinding or clenching.

There are many different styles of nightguards, but the main objective with all of them is to reposition your jaw forward slightly, to prevent your back teeth from touching, so that you cannot activate your jaw muscles and grind and clench. The splint also protects your teeth from the wearing down due to clenching and grinding, and helps relieve muscular tension in your jaw muscles. If teeth grinding and clenching goes untreated, it can lead to a TMJ disorder, a condition that affects your jaw joint. This problem can become chronic and difficult to treat in advanced stages.

Teeth grinding can also lead to migraines in some individual, so reducing or eliminating it can help give you some relieve.

At Woodin Creek Dental, we will make you a customized occlusal splint that is made to fit your moth perfectly to provide the desired results. Please contact our Bothell dental office so that we can arrange an evaluation and make appropriate recommendations.

The majority of people who chronically grind or clench their teeth experience head, neck, or jaw pain when they wake up. Often, patients at our Woodinville dental office are not aware that this pain is associated with grinding of their teeth (bruxism).

This occurs because you are putting significant additional stress on your teeth, which in turn stresses your jaw joint. Over time, this excess force can cause the joint to break down, leading to TMJ.

We Offer Teeth Grinding Treatment

Another sign that you have bruxism is not so obvious. As you can imagine, the stress on your teeth caused by grinding and clenching can lead to premature wearing of your dental enamel. 

We know that the painful symptoms of teeth grinding can be hard to bear, and even may affect your lifestyle. Fortunately, at Woodin Creek Dental, we have a simple solution called a nightguard that may be all you need to alleviate these debilitating effects.

Contact Woodin Creek Dental

If you believe that you are grinding your teeth, please contact our Woodinville dental office. We want you to get the help you resolve the problem so that you can get on with your life.

Grinding and clenching, or bruxism, can be caused by muscle tension, stress, and a dental bite that is not aligned properly. It often happens at night when we are not aware of it. There may be pain in the neck, jaw and shoulders in the morning. At Woodin Creek Dental we will do a thorough exam to see if the misaligned bite can be corrected, and an occlusal splint will often be recommended as part of the treatment plan. If you think you may be grinding, contact Woodin Creek Dental today to schedule a consult

How Can A Custom Night Guard Help Me?

It is bad because it can lead to TMJ problems and premature wearing/cracking of teeth. Chronic grinding can also damage restorations like fillings, crowns, bridges, and porcelain veneers, and can lead to painful, expensive, time consuming repairs. As mentioned above, a custom night guard is often the treatment of choice of you have a grinding and clenching habit, and most people who have it are not aware of it!.

Contact Woodin Creek Dental

Contact Woodin Creek Dental today to schedule a consult with Dr. Chiang and Dr. Goel for treatment recommendations.

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